INTERSTELLAR: BEYOND TIME AND SPACE

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BOOK REVIEW: INTERSTELLAR: BEYOND TIME AND SPACE / AUTHOR: MARK COTTA VAZ / PUBLISHER: TITAN BOOKS/ RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

Let’s be honest, there aren’t many films out there worthy of a £30 “making-of” book. However, Christopher Nolan’s epic Interstellar is one of those exceptions.

Mark Cotta Vaz specialises in film tie-in books, having covered Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, a history of the Batmobile, an examination of the Lucasfilm archives, and a great many more. We daresay his name will crop up on many a self-respecting genre film fan’s bookshelf. His writing is always well researched and insightful, so we know we’re in reliable hands with him at the helm of Interstellar: Beyond Time and Space.

Vaz in no way disappoints. The landscape format book is full of the facts and behind-the-scenes anecdotes you’d expect from this type of book, but there’s further insight into the hard science behind the concept from Kip Thorne, professor of theoretical physics, executive producer and creator of the concept of the film.

There are frank interviews with Christopher Nolan, Matthew McConaughey, and Ann Hathaway, but the real story is the hard work and determination it took to bring the film to the screen – and trust us, it’s a fascinating read. The book encompasses everything; from the initial idea, to the costuming, the music of Hans Zimmer, and the soaring imaginations that brought the various worlds and the Tesseract to life on the screen. Some of the magnificent concept paintings reproduced here alone are worth the cover price of the book.

In short, this is a sumptuous book, well worth the money and a sure-fire hit for the festive season if you’re short a gift for the sci-fi fan in your life – or if you’re just buying one for yourself. It’ll keep you going until the DVD release.
 

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